‘PIRKKA’ BENCH

DESIGN: ILMARI TAPIOVAARA 1955

PRODUCER: LAUKAAN PUU FINLAND

MEASUREMENTS: L 180, D 26, H 42.5 CM

PRICE: ON REQUEST

Ilmari Tapiovaara is revered as a master of characteristic wood related interiors who captured the essence of Finnish identity and created a range of beautiful furniture during the 40ies and 50ies.
In 1955, the characteristic two-tone timber ‘Pirkka’ series was designed. Very organice branch-like leg structure in black lacquered birch with the typical natural pine seating. The appearance of these skandinavian furniture references strongly to traditional country furniture.

Very charming piece, good condition with normal small signs of use. Manufacturers stamp on the bottom.

 

 

 

Late 1930ies Tapiovaara graduated as interior architect from the department of furniture design in Helsinki. He worked as designer at furniture company Asko ( Finland ), and during World War II, Tapiovaara designed field furniture for the Finnish army; only wood could be used because no nails or screws were available at the time. After the war Tapiovaara and his wife designed furniture for Domus Academica in Helsinki and designed the famous Domus chair. Tapiovaara also designed interiors for several companies starting in the early post-war days.